UK IT managers ignore energy efficiency initiative

UK data centre managers are ignoring the EU's Code of Conduct on Data Centres' Energy Efficiency; plus more daily news.

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UK IT managers ignore EU Code of Conduct
A Sentrum survey finds that UK data centre managers are ignoring the EU's Code of Conduct on Data Centres' Energy Efficiency. The biggest excuse being cited is companies not having the necessary resources to implement the Code; Sentrum summed up the findings as showing "pathetically poor levels of adoption." In 2009, a different study found that 12% of the UK had adopted the Code, but Sentrum's survey finds that this has only risen to 15% in 2010.

Romonet released Prognose
Data centre vendor Romonet has unveiled software which it claims can help enterprises to model and predict the cost and performance of data centres. The vendor said its Prognose product shows data centre costs though its lifecycle, making it clear where changes can best be made.

Internap expands Bosto- based facility
Internet products and services provide Internap Network Services is expanding one of its Boston-based data centres. The extra 7,000 square feet of raised floor space will be added to its facility at 50 Inner Belt in Somerville, Mass. This is the second of three planned extensions on the data centre.

Cisco migrating systems to UCS
Cisco plans to migrate 90% of its total IT load to be serviced by its own Unified Computing Systems (UCS) within the next 12 to 18 months. The vendor has said it will build a new green data centre based on the integrated blade architecture. The strategy that Cisco calls "drinking its own champagne" will take place at its Texas DC2 facility in Dallas/Fort Worth.

Xsigo appoints new CFO
I/O virtualisation vendor Xsigo has appointed Karen Willem as its new chief financial officer; her job will be to oversee finance, human resources and legal facilities operations. With 25 years of industry experience, Willem joins from Openwave Systems, where she was chief financial officer and executive vice president.

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